The Fazley Kubo A25 & A25 Plus: Affordable Acoustic Amplification
Known for supporting musicians of every level, Fazley offers affordable instruments and accessories to for beginners as well as passionate musicians on a tighter budget. The Fazley gear range covers acoustic and electric guitars and basses, acoustic and electronic drum kits, keyboards, and guitar and bass amplifiers, and now, they offer performing electro-acoustic guitarists a firm yet affordable leg-up with this fresh pair of acoustic guitar amplifiers.
Acoustic Guitar Amplifiers?
Acoustic guitar amplifiers are designed for electro-acoustic guitars with a built-in pickup and preamp system. Electro-acoustic guitars are the perfect next-step for gigging acoustic guitarists since they can be directly plugged into an acoustic amplifier or PA system. The bonus of jacking into an acoustic amplifier is that they often come with some nice little extras to help adjust and customise the sound. Many models also have one or two microphone inputs, giving performing singer-songwriters a great all-in-one package.
Two Different Flavours
With the A25 amplifiers, Fazley presents a pair of compact and portable, gig-ready amps, both packed with functions and finished in style: the Fazley A25 and the more souped-up Fazley A25 Plus. The A25 Plus includes some nifty extras, including an integrated rechargeable lithium battery and a built-in Bluetooth module for streaming music - all features aimed at fully kitting out any strat performers. The A25, meanwhile, is a solid rehearsal and performance tool for guitarists that don't necessarily need all the trimmings.
Both A25 editions come wrapped in a durable wooden cabinet sealed in a light veneer with a textured wood grain relief and complimented by a classic brown cloth grille. So, while these models are designed to serve as entry-level amps, you're still getting good looks in return for a modest investment. Keeping things practical as well as stylish, these amps also feature a 35mm stand flange, so they can be mounted on a speaker stand to widen the output, while a set of side-fitted strap buttons can be used to secure the included carrying strap, so you can tote your new gigging buddy in comfort.
Both the A25 and A25 Plus come with a few nice little details designed to inject more life into the sound. Two channels are provided: one for your electro-acoustic guitar and one for a microphone, each with independent volume controls so performers can hit the perfect balance before setting the overall level with the Master volume control. The guitar channel features adjustable reverb for coating your sound in atmosphere, while the microphone channel features adjustable echo so you can really take your vocals to the next level. On top of that, the treble, middle, and bass frequencies of the guitar output can be tweaked using the three-band EQ section so you can add further colour to your sound and really bring it to shape. To finish, a line-output can be used to hook up to a larger speaker system, so guitarists can set up their Kubo A25 to serve a personal monitor.
Power Or No Power
While the A25 is powered by a standard power supply, the A25 Plus boasts a built-in rechargeable battery so it can really be used anywhere. The extra Bluetooth module of the Plus also gives performers the opportunity to really flesh out their songs by streaming backing tracks through the amp to support their guitar and vocals.